First and foremost, Toby and I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas, and some awesome New Year's celebrations await you. Toby and I spent our Christmas eating too much food with the Dignums in Cheltenham, and a fun night of drinks and board games with good friends now awaits us on New Year's Eve.
All our weddings for 2017 are wrapped up and the galleries are in the hands of their respective owners. It's been a very busy year, and we're enjoying a slightly lighter workload at the moment, relaxing a little and gearing up for the chaotic excitement of another wedding season kicking off in February.
2017 was a year of a few changes for Philip Dignum Photography, one of those changes was Toby officially joining me as a second shooter. Lots of work and training had been going on in the background to get to this point, but it's great to now offer a service encompassing even more for each and every couple who book us for their big day. Don't be surprised if we eventually re-brand to become The Dignums; it's already on the cards...
We’d both like to say a gigantic thank you to all those couples from this year that very kindly took the time to vote for us in the Wedding Industry Awards. They are rather special awards; they are not a numbers game, or popularity contest, as only couples who have used a wedding supplier's service are allowed to vote for each individual business. It means that lots of you must have said some very very nice things about our photography and the experience of our service. We're extremely proud to have been voted Regional Finalists, and we couldn't have achieved that without you guys!
As a thank you to this year's couples I'll soon be announcing a special offer just for you guys. My fantastic wedding album supplier Folio Albums, is offering us a new year discount on albums ordered in January, and so we want to pass that concession directly on you. If you had previously considered ordering an album of your 2017 wedding but hadn't had the opportunity, keep an eye out for the offer very soon.
From Becky and Antony's special day at The Ashes back in February, through to Tammie and Aden's late autumn wedding at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, there's been many highlights. Thank you to all the couples who have shared their wedding day, their most emotional and intimate moments and memories, all captured on camera.
So to round off the year I've collected some of our favourite images from 2017's weddings. It's been hard work choosing such a small selection. There were so many to choose from it would have been impossible to have an image from every single wedding in there, but we've tried to squeeze in as many as possible to just under four minutes of photos! It also features a few weddings that I've not had the chance to share in a blog post just yet, so expect more of those weddings over the next couple of months.
Hit play on the video below and enjoy a whirlwind tour of our 2017.